Blue Clouds - Patricia Rice This book was sooo very good. Seth is a reclusive millionaire who secretly writes best-selling horror novels and lives with his paralyzed six year old son and a few maniacal servants (they're the only one's willing to put up with him). He's moody, grouchy, bossy and doesn't deal well with people, not surprisingly his community members are scared to death of him. When his administrative assistant/nanny takes a leave of absence he's at a loss.

When Pippa loses her mother, her job at the Hospital and gets beaten to a pulp by her abusive boyfriend she leaves everything behind and hopes to start over in a small town. She takes the job at Seth's mansion even though all of her instincts tell her not to. She's had it with dangerous men and resolves to keep her fragile heart closed where Seth is concerned. He's sexy, he's gorgeous but he's incapable of love or so he thinks until Pippa, with her smiles and irresistible sunny personality, turns his tortured life upside down and teaches him how to laugh . . .

I just loved this book full of wounded souls who eventually find the strength to love and begin to heal. There wasn't a thing about it to dislike. The hero and heroine are perfectly matched and watching the way they interacted with each other while trying to avoid love was both funny and touching. I highly recommend this one for anyone who loves a well developed love story rich in characterization.